Panther Power

2Pac, Strictly Dope, Tupac ShakurBuy this song

[Featuring Ray] 


As real as it seems the American dream 

Ain't nuthin but anotha calculated scheme 

To keep us locked up and shot up and back in chains 

To deny us our future rob our name 

Kept our history a mystery but now i see 

The American dream wasn't meant for me 

Cause lady liberty's a hypocrite she lied to me 

Promised freedom education and ecuality 

Never gave be nuthin but slavery 

But now look at how dangerous you made me 

Callin me a man cause I'm strong and bold 

With this gumbo of knowledge of the lies you told 

Promised me emancipation and a free nation 

All you ever gave my people was starvation 

The father of our country never cared for me 

They kept our ancestors shacked up in slavery 

Uncle Sam neva did a damm thing for me 

Except lie about the facts in my history 

Now I'm sittin here mad cause I'm unemployed 

But the government mad cause they enjoy 

When my people are down they just screw us around 

Time to change the government now 

Panther Power 


panther power from the place that resides within 

Go to for to with a panther and you just can't win 

Self proclaimed best suppress the rest 

The rich get richer and the poor take less 

The American dream was the American nightmare 

You kept my people down and refused to fight fair 

The Ku Klux Klan tried to keep us out 

With signs that state 'No Blacks Allowed' 

With intimidation and segregation 

Once would wait for our freedom 

but now we're impatient 

Blacks they others they yell sell out 

Freedom equality get out yell out 

Don't eva be ashamed of what you are 

It's your Panther power that makes you a star 

Panther Power 


My mother neva let me forget my history 

Hopin that I would set free cahins that were put on me 

Wanted to be more than just free 

Had to know tha true facts about my history 

I couldn't settle for bein a statistic 

Couldn't survive in this capitalistic government 

Cause it was meant to hold us back with ignorance 

Drugs and sneak attacks in my community 

They killed our unity 

But when I charged them they cried immunity 

I strike america like a case of heart disease 

Panther Power is runnin through my arteries 

Try to stop me homeboy you'll get clawed to death 

Cause I'll be fightin for my freedom til my dyin breath 


Do you remember that's what I'm askin you 

you think you're livin free don't make me laugh at you 

Open your eyes realise you've been locked in chains 

Said you wasn't civilized and stole your name 

Cause some time has passed we seem to all firget 

There's no liberty for me and you we ain't free yet 

Panther Power


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